• Artist George Catlin recorded the quarrying activity at the pipestone quarries in 1836

    Pipestone

    National Monument Minnesota

Park Planning

Planning for the future is an important responsibility for park management. Legal mandates, preservation of cultural and natural resources, and public input all are considered in planning for each new project.

Planning projects are listed on the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) web page. This site provides access to current plans, environmental impact analyses, and related documents on public review. Users of the site can submit comments for documents available for public review.

 
The General Management Plan is the guiding document for managing Pipestone National Monument for years to come.

Did You Know?

A quarry site with quartzite rubble pile

Archeological evidence indicates that the quarrying of pipestone has occurred for 3,000 years at Pipestone National Monument. The important traditions of pipestone quarrying and pipemaking continue today. More...